Competition Law and Economic Regulation

Addressing Market Power in Southern Africa
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  • Publication Date: July 2017
  • Dimensions and Pages: 244 x 170mm; 384pp; Available in paperback and ebook
  • Paperback EAN: 978-1-77614-090-9
  • eBook EAN: 978-1-77614-168-5
  • PDF EAN: 978-1-77614-091-6
  • Rights: World
  • Recommended Price (ZAR): 380.00
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I enthusiastically recommend this book to scholars and practitioners. It reflects a good deal of original empirical work and it makes a great contribution in an undeveloped space.
Eleanor Fox, Walter Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation, New York University School of Law

This is a timely and important addition to the competition literature and makes a significant contribution to the development of competition policy in the southern African region and beyond.
PJ Sutherland, Professor, Law Faculty, Mercantile Law Department, University of Stellenbosch

Shaping markets through competition and economic regulation is at the heart of addressing the development challenges facing countries in southern Africa. The contributors to Competition Law and Economic Regulation: Addressing Market Power in southern Africa critically assess the efficacy of the competition and economic regulation frameworks, including the impact of a number of the regional competition authorities in a range of sectors throughout southern Africa.

Featuring academics as well as practitioners in the field, the book addresses issues common to southern African countries, where markets are small and concentrated, with particularly high barriers to entry, and where the resources to enforce legislation against anti-competitive conduct are limited. What is needed, the contributors argue, is an understanding of competition and regional integration as part of an inclusive growth agenda for Africa.

By examining competition and regulation in a single framework, and viewing this within the southern African experience, this volume adds new perspectives to the global competition literature. It is an essential reference tool and will be of great interest to policymakers and regulators, as well as the rapidly growing ecosystem of legal practitioners and economists engaged in the field.

Key points
• This book makes an important contribution to the development of competition
policy in the southern African region and beyond.
• There is very little or no literature in the developing country experience in this field
and this book is unique in its focus on the African experience.
• This book will appeal to academics, researchers and postgraduate students as well
as professional practitioners in public policy, law, economics and corporate strategy.

CONTENTS
Acknowledgements
List of tables, figures and boxes
Acronyms and abbreviations

Introduction
The development of competition and regulation in southern Africa
Jonathan Klaaren, Simon Roberts and Imraan Valodia

Cartel Law Enforcement
Chapter 1 Penalties and settlements for South African cartels: An economic review
Tapera Muzata, Simon Roberts and Thando Vilakazi
Chapter 2 Cartel likelihood, duration and deterrence in South Africa
Ratshidaho Maphwanya
Chapter 3 Cartel enforcement in the southern African neighbourhood
Thula Kaira

Issues in Competition and Regulation
Chapter 4 Excessive pricing under the spotlight: What is a competitive price?
Reena das Nair and Pamela Mondliwa
Chapter 5 Competition and regulation interface in energy, telecommunications and transport in South Africa
Reena das Nair and Simon Roberts

Competition and Regulation in Reshaping African Markets
Chapter 6 How multinational investments in grain trading are reshaping Zambia’s market
Nicholas J. Sitko and Brian Chisanga
Chapter 7 Competition and incumbency in South Africa’s liquid fuel value chain
Anthea Paelo, Genna Robb and Thando Vilakazi
Chapter 8 South Africa’s renewable energy experience: Inclusive growth lessons
Gaylor Montmasson-Clair and Reena das Nair
Chapter 9 Competition and regulation in Zimbabwe’s emerging mobile payments markets
Genna Robb, Isaac Tausha and Thando Vilakazi
Chapter 10 Evaluating the competitiveness of Zimbabwe’s poultry industry
Tatenda Zengeni

Conclusion
Chapter 11 Competition, regional integration and inclusive growth in Africa: A research agenda
Simon Roberts, Thando Vilakazi and Witness Simbanegavi

Contributor biographies
Index

About the Editors
Jonathan Klaaren is professor and former dean of the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is also a visiting professor in the Faculty of Humanities with the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER).
Simon Roberts is a professor of Economics and executive director of the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) at the University of Johannesburg.
Imraan Valodia is professor of Economics and dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He is a part-time member of the Competition Tribunal and a Commissioner on the Employment Conditions Commission.

I enthusiastically recommend this book to scholars and practitioners. It reflects a good deal of original empirical work and it makes a great contribution in an undeveloped space.
Eleanor Fox, Walter Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation, New York University School of Law

This is a timely and important addition to the competition literature and makes a significant contribution to the development of competition policy in the southern African region and beyond.
PJ Sutherland, Professor, Law Faculty, Mercantile Law Department, University of Stellenbosch

THIS BOOK IS OPEN ACCESS – http://oapen.org/search?identifier=634572

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